Coach Trip (series 7)


Coach Trip (series 7)
Coach Trip
 
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Seventh Series (2011)
Name Entry Exit      
Alison & Ashley Day 1  Day 29   
Nathan & Katie Day 8  Day 29   
Bonnie & Sam Day 9  Day 29   
Danielle & Lauren Day 19  Day 29   
Fiona & Oliver Day 25  Day 29   
Stephen & Margaret Day 26  Day 29   
Rosemary & Judith Day 28  Day 29   
Tom & Anita Day 23  Day 26   
Annette & Martin Day 15  Day 24   
Wayne & Nigel Day 21  Day 23   
Jamie & Mark Day 1  Day 21   
Tina & Monica Day 16  Day 19   
Helen & Daniel Day 14  Day 16   
Linda & Christine Day 1  Day 14   
Lynne & Steve Day 6  Day 13   
Araf & Uzi Day 10  Day 12   
Helen & Dave Day 1  Day 9   
Frankie & Alice Day 1  Day 8   
Tony & Wolfy Day 1  Day 7   
Kyale & Olivia Day 2  Day 4   
Mark & Laura Day 1  Day 1   
Legend
Yellow Carded
Red Carded

Coach Trip 7 was the seventh series of Coach Trip in the United Kingdom. It was filmed from May 2011 until June 2011. The length of this series was the same as the previous non-celebrity series but with weekends excluded. The tour began in the UK, before moving to France, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and for the first time ever on Coach Trip-Poland. Tour guide Brendan Sheerin, coach driver Paul Donald, narrator Dave Vitty and the coach with registration number MT09 MTT all returned for this series, which was aired on Channel 4 with a similar start to series 2 and a similar end to series 4.

Contents

Broadcasts

Series 7 began airing on weekdays from Monday 29 August at 5:00pm. Behind the camera the series also saw Joe Evans step on board as the Series Producer, reuniting him with Brendan and the coach after a 7 year break, having been the original Associate Producer on series 1.

Contestants (In Order of Elimination)

  • Mark & Laura, partners from Torquay. (Original 7. Red Carded on Day 1.)
  • Kyale & Olivia, flatmates from London. (Joined on Day 2, replacing Mark & Laura. Yellow Carded on Day 3. Red Carded on Day 4.)
  • Tony & Wolfy, friends from North London. (Original 7. Red Carded on Day 7 for bad behaviour.)
  • Frankie & Alice, friends from Yorkshire. (Original 7. Walked on Day 8.)
  • Helen & Dave, father and daughter from Barnsley. (Original 7. Yellow Carded on Day 8. Red Carded on Day 9.)
  • Araf & Uzi, uncle and nephew from Middlesbrough and North London. (Joined on Day 10, replacing Helen & Dave. Yellow Carded on Day 11. Red Carded on Day 12.)
  • Lynne & Steve, preacher and husband from ? (Joined on Day 6, replacing Kyale & Olivia. Yellow Carded on Day 10. Red Carded on Day 13.)
  • Linda & Chris, hairdresser and client from ? (Original 7. Yellow Carded on Day 6. Red Carded on Day 14.)
  • Helen & Daniel, mother and son from The Wirral. (Joined on Day 14, replacing Araf & Uzi. Yellow Carded on Day 15. Red Carded on Day 16.)
  • Tina & Monica, friends from Birmingham. (Joined on Day 16, replacing Linda & Chris. Yellow Carded on Day 18. Red Carded on Day 19.)
  • Jamie & Mark, friends from Newcastle Upon Tyne. (Original 7. Yellow Carded on Day 5. Red Carded on Day 21.)
  • Wayne & Nigel, salsa dancers from Bristol. (Joined on Day 21, replacing Tina & Monica. Yellow Carded on Day 22. Red Carded on Day 23.)
  • Annette & Martin, married antique dealers from Cornwall. (Joined on Day 15, replacing Lynne & Steve. Yellow Carded on Day 17. Red Carded on Day 24.)
  • Tom & Anita, workmates from Leeds. (Joined on Day 23 replacing Jamie & Mark. Yellow Carded on Day 25. Red Carded on Day 26.)
  • Alison & Ashley, engaged couple from Bolton. (Original 7. Yellow Carded on Day 2. Came joint third on Day 29 with Danielle and Lauren.)
  • Nathan & Katie, friends and trainee teachers from ? (Joined on Day 8, replacing Tony & Wolfy. Won on Day 29.)
  • Bonnie & Sam, girlfriends from Norwich. (Joined on Day 9, replacing Frankie & Alice. Came second on Day 29.)
  • Danielle & Lauren, friends from Blackpool and Sale. (Joined on Day 19, replacing Helen & Daniel. Yellow Carded on Day 20. Came joint third on Day 29 with Alison and Ashley.)
  • Fiona & Oliver, mother and son from Rochdale (Joined on Day 25, replacing Wayne & Nigel. Yellow Carded on Day 27.)
  • Stephen & Margaret, married naturists from ? (Joined on Day 26, replacing Annette & Martin. Yellow Carded on Day 28.)
  • Rosemary & Judith, friends from ? (Joined on Day 28, replacing Tom and Anita.)

Voting History VII

     Indicates that the couple received a yellow card
     Indicates that the couple was red carded off the trip
     Indicates that the couple left the coach due to other reasons than being voted off or being removed from the coach
     Indicates that the couple was immune from any votes cast against them due to it either being their first vote or winning immunity from the vote
     Indicates that the couple were voted as the most popular couple and won series
     Indicates that the couple were voted as the second most popular couple
     Indicates that the couple were voted as the third most popular couple
     Indicates that the couple were voted as the fourth most popular couple
Day
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Nathan
Katie
Not on
Coach
Lynne
Steve
Helen
Dave
Lynne
Steve
Araf
Uzi
Araf
Uzi
Linda
Chris
Linda
Chris
Helen
Daniel
Helen
Daniel
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Alison
Ashley
Jamie
Mark
Alison
Ashley
Wayne
Nigel
Annette
Martin
Tom
Anita
Tom
Anita
Fiona
Oliver
Stephan
Margaret
Danielle
Lauren
Winners
3 votes
Bonnie
Sam
Not on
Coach
Helen
Dave
Lynne
Steve
Araf
Uzi
Jamie
Mark
Jamie
Mark
Linda
Chris
Helen
Daniel
Helen
Daniel
Annette
Martin
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Annette
Martin
Jamie
Mark
Wayne
Nigel
Wayne
Nigel
Tom
Anita
Tom
Anita
Tom
Anita
Fiona
Oliver
Stephan
Margaret
Alison
Ashley
Second
2 votes
Alison
Ashley
Laura
Mark
Helen
Dave
Tony
Wolfy
Tony
Wolfy
Jamie
Mark
Helen
Dave
Lynne
Steve
Helen
Dave
Helen
Dave
Lynne
Steve
Araf
Uzi
Araf
Uzi
Lynne
Steve
Nathan
Katie
Helen
Daniel
Helen
Daniel
Annette
Martin
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Danielle
Lauren
Danielle
Lauren
Wayne
Nigel
Wayne
Nigel
Annette
Martin
Tom
Anita
Tom
Anita
Fiona
Oliver
Stephan
Margaret
Bonnie
Sam
Third
1 vote
Danielle
Lauren
Not on
Coach
Tina
Monica
Annette
Martin
Alison
Ashley
Alison
Ashley
Wayne
Nigel
Tom
Anita
Tom
Anita
Fiona
Oliver
Fiona
Oliver
Fiona
Oliver
Nathan
Katie
Third
1 vote
Fiona
Oliver
Not on
Coach
Alison
Ashley
Danielle
Lauren
Danielle
Lauren
Stephan
Margaret
Bonnie
Sam
Fourth
0 votes
Stephan
Margaret
Not on
Coach
Alison
Ashley
Fiona
Oliver
Fiona
Oliver
Nathan
Katie
Fourth
0 votes
Rosemary
Judith
Not on
Coach
Nathan
Katie
Nathan
Katie
Fourth
0 votes
Tom
Anita
Not on
Coach
Bonnie
Sam
Danielle
Lauren
Nathan
Katie
Nathan
Katie
Red Carded
(Day 26)
Annette
Martin
Not on
Coach
Nathan
Katie
Alison
Ashley
Alison
Ashley
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Danielle
Lauren
Jamie
Mark
Wayne
Nigel
Wayne
Nigel
Alison
Ashley
Red Carded
(Day 24)
Wayne
Nigel
Not on
Coach
Bonnie
Sam
Alison
Ashley
Annette
Martin
Red Carded
(Day 23)
Jamie
Mark
Laura
Mark
Alison
Ashley
Kyale
Olivia
Linda
Chris
Linda
Chris
Linda
Chris
Frankie
Alice
Lynne
Steve
Lynne
Steve
Lynne
Steve
Bonnie
Sam
Bonnie
Sam
Lynne
Steve
Bonnie
Sam
Helen
Daniel
Helen
Daniel
Annette
Martin
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Nathan
Katie
Bonnie
Sam
Red Carded
(Day 21)
Tina
Monica
Not on
Coach
Alison
Ashley
Annette
Martin
Nathan
Katie
Bonnie
Sam
Red Carded
(Day 19)
Helen
Daniel
Not on
Coach
Linda
Chris
Nathan
Katie
Alison
Ashley
Red Carded
(Day 16)
Linda
Chris
Laura
Mark
Frankie
Alice
Jamie
Mark
Kyale
Olivia
Jamie
Mark
Helen
Dave
Helen
Dave
Helen
Dave
Helen
Dave
Bonnie
Sam
Araf
Uzi
Araf
Uzi
Lynne
Steve
Nathan
Katie
Red Carded
(Day 14)
Lynne
Steve
Not on
Coach
Helen
Dave
Frankie
Alice
Helen
Dave
Helen
Dave
Nathan
Katie
Araf
Uzi
Araf
Uzi
Jamie
Mark
Red Carded
(Day 13)
Araf
Uzi
Not on
Coach
Lynne
Steve
Bonnie
Sam
Bonnie
Sam
Red Carded
(Day 12)
Helen
Dave
Tony
Wolfy
Alison
Ashley
Alison
Ashley
Kyale
Olivia
Tony
Wolfy
Linda
Chris
Frankie
Alice
Lynne
Steve
Lynne
Steve
Red Carded
(Day 9)
Frankie
Alice
Laura
Mark
Alison
Ashley
Linda
Chris
Kyale
Olivia
Jamie
Mark
Linda
Chris
Helen
Dave
See
Note 2
Walked
(Start of Day 8)
Tony
Wolfy
Alison
Ashley
Alison
Ashley
Kyale
Olivia
Dave
Helen
Alison
Ashley
Alison
Ashley
See
Note 1
Red Carded
(Day 7)
Kyale
Olivia
Not on
Coach
Alison
Ashley
Tony
Wolfy
Tony
Wolfy
Red Carded
(Day 4)
Laura
Mark
Frankie
Alice
Red Carded
(Day 1)
Walked none Frankie
Alice
none
Removed none Tony
Wolfy
none
Voted Off Laura
Mark

4 votes
Alison
Ashley

5 votes
Kyale
Olivia

2 votes
Kyale
Olivia

3 votes
Jamie
Mark

3 votes
Linda
Chris

3 votes
Frankie
Alice

3 votes
Helen
Dave

3 votes
Helen
Dave

5 votes
Lynne
Steve

5 votes
Araf
Uzi

5 votes
Araf
Uzi

4 votes
Lynne
Steve

3 votes
Linda
Chris

3 votes
Helen
Daniel

4 votes
Helen
Daniel

4 votes
Annette
Martin

4 votes
Tina
Monica

5 votes
Tina
Monica

6 votes
Danielle
Lauren

2 votes
Jamie
Mark

3 votes
Wayne
Nigel

3 votes
Wayne
Nigel

5 votes
Annette
Martin

2 votes
Tom
Anita

4 votes
Tom
Anita

3 votes
Fiona
Oliver

5 votes
Stephen
Margaret

4 votes
none

Notes

  • ^1 Tony & Wolfy were removed with a red card on Day 7 for inappropriate behaviour during the previous night, including being very loud and drunk and disturbing other tourists in the hotel.
  • ^2 Frankie & Alice walked at the start of Day 8 due to not getting on with many of the remaining tourists.

The Trip Day by Day

Arrival Day and Day 1 of the trip - London/Channel Tunnel

The seventh tour began in London with the tourists being introduced to one another whilst on the way to their first destination - a "duck bus" tour of the main London sights. After trying a lunch of pie, mash and jellied eels, the tourists moved onto a pole dancing lesson. Following the lesson, Brendan dropped the first bombshell of the tour - the first vote would carry an instant red card, and a pair of tourists would not even leave the country. At the vote, which took place at St Pancras International, Frankie & Alice, Tony & Wolfy and Alison & Ashley all got one vote each, but four of the votes went to Laura & Mark, who set a new record by being on the coach for just twelve hours, without even leaving the UK.

Day 2 - Paris part 1

Having travelled to France by train, the tourists took to the streets of Paris, where they attempted to blend their own perfumes. Then the group all put their best foot forward, learning to walk the runway with Parisian models. A first new couple also join the trip, but things soon turned sour at the vote and group harmony began to stray off key. At the vote, Frankie & Alice and Helen & Dave received one vote each, but with the five remaining votes, it was Alison & Ashley who received the first yellow card of the series.

Day 3 - Paris part 2

The group stayed in Paris for the third day, travelling to a circus school where they were trained in tightrope walking and juggling. After an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch, the tourists travelled to Parc Asterix to sample the rollercoasters. At the vote, all couples except Frankie & Alice and Helen & Dave received at least a vote each, with Tony & Wolfy and Kyale & Olivia being tied on two votes each. The remaining tourists then decided to award the second yellow card to Kyale & Olivia.

Day 4 - Épernay

The group moved from Paris to Épernay in the Champagne Region of France. The first activity naturally was a trip to an underground champagne factory, where the tourists went on an 18km tunnel tour before they tasted the champagne, much to the relief of some of the tourists, especially Tony. The second activity was a quarter-mile zipline over the French countryside, which everyone but Linda & Chris participated in. At the vote, the votes were split again, with Linda & Chris and Helen & Dave each receiving one vote, Tony & Wolfy receiving two, but Kyale & Olivia were red carded having received three votes and their second yellow card in as many days.

Day 5 - Metz

The group began after a night of hard drinking, with Alison being the main culprit of trying not to vomit. During the morning activity of cooking escargot tarts, Helen was caught jokingly writing "Vote for Mark & Jamie" in flour, having the opposite effect by potentially influencing Linda & Chris' vote. The day's lunch unsurprisingly turned out to be what they cooked. In the afternoon, the tourists took to the river to take part in kayaking. At the vote, Linda & Chris, Tony & Wolfy and Alison & Ashley got one vote each, but Jamie & Mark secured their first yellow card by receiving three votes.

Day 6 - Baden-Baden

The group began in France, where before leaving they met the new couple - preacher Lynne and her husband Steve. They then travelled to the German town of Baden-Baden. The first activity of the day was a museum celebrating the German all-terrain vehicle. The second activity was an afternoon at the horse races, where the tourists enjoyed a flutter using Brendan's money - ten euros for each couple! At the vote, Linda & Chris and Helen & Dave each received three votes, with Alison & Ashley receiving Tony & Wolfy's vote. With the other couples sticking to their original votes, it came down to Tony & Wolfy changing their vote, and they decided to change to Linda & Chris, giving them their first yellow card.

Day 7 - The Black Forest

After a night of heavy drinking, Tony & Wolfy were sent home by Brendan in order to try and curb the late night partying. There was another disaster when Lynne injured herself at the hotel. The remaining six couples then travelled to the Black Forest where they enjoyed a morning activity of archery in which the tourists aimed to fire arrows at various polystyrene forest animals such as bears, the last of which was a dinosaur. After lunch, the tourists went pedalo riding on a nearby lake, where Brendan invented a game involving flags and buoys. At the vote, Lynne & Steve picked up one vote, Helen & Dave picked up two, but it was Frankie & Alice who picked up their first yellow card with three votes.

Day 8 - Rhine Falls

After a rough night, Frankie & Alice decided to leave the tour due to them not getting on very well with any of the remaining tourists except Jamie & Mark. The coach then moved to a new country - Switzerland, where the tourists were challenged to come up with new words to the Swiss national anthem as an activity on the coach. The morning's activity was a VIP trip around the Rhine Falls, with Brendan arranging for the tourists to get a boat to themselves. Before the afternoon activity, the tourists met a new couple - trainee teachers Nathan & Katie. The afternoon activity ended up being a "Farm Olympics", with events created by Brendan. As the new couple, Nathan & Katie were chosen to be the captains of the two teams. At the vote, Lynne & Steve and Helen & Dave split the vote, getting three votes each. In the tiebreaker, Alison began shouting, as in previous tiebreakers she had been outvoted. As a result, the tourists decided to let her have her way, and awarded the yellow card to Helen & Dave.

Day 9 - Zurich

The ninth day of the tour saw the tourists moving to Zurich, where they took part in Brendan's favourite activity of many a tour - a visit to a Swiss chocolate factory. As a result, the tourists witnessed Brendan smuggling pocketfuls of free chocolate samples during the tour and eventually out of the factory, using Paul as an excuse! They then met another new pair of tourists - Norwich goth girlfriends Bonnie & Sam, where Bonnie revealed her unusual hobby of rogue taxidermy. For the afternoon activity, the tourists took part in a new task - indoor skydiving, which was regarded as the best activity so far. However, by vote time, tensions between Helen & Dave and many of the other tourists erupted, with Dave and Alison getting into a huge argument. However, by the time the votes came in, Lynne & Steve received two, but Helen & Dave received their second yellow card (and were therefore sent home) with five votes.

Day 10 - Liechtenstein

The tourists entered another new country at the end of the second week - Liechtenstein. The first activity of the day was another cookery lesson - this time making the national dish of Liechtenstein-spetzli. Before the afternoon activity, Helen & Dave's replacements joined the coach - uncle and nephew Araf and Uzi. The tourists then took part in a rope course high above the countryside, during which Araf began getting on the other tourists' nerves by making inappropriate comments to many of the female passengers. At the vote, Bonnie & Sam and Nathan & Katie each picked up one vote, but it was Lynne & Steve who picked up their first yellow card, after two near-misses, with five of the votes.

Day 11 - Kempten

The tourists began the day bleary-eyed, having stayed in a hotel that was surrounded by both the airport and train tracks. Araf & Uzi delayed the coach's departure further by forgetting to pick up their bags from their room. The confusion extended when the tourists were on the coach, with them assuming they would be travelling to Austria, but with Brendan announcing they were travelling back to Germany. The first activity saw the tourists create their own pretzels, with the traditional "lighthouse on the rocks" shape making its re-occurrence, thanks to Araf. The afternoon activity saw the tourists competing at the sport of Handball. After a brief lesson with four professionals from the Kempten handball team, Jamie & Mark became the team captains, picking the rest of their teams via schoolyard pick. Mark's team ended up containing three of the professionals, turning the match into an England vs Germany grudge match, which England won in sudden death. At the vote, it was an almost clean sweep, with Araf & Uzi receiving five of the seven votes and Bonnie & Sam picking up the other two, leaving the newest tourists with the yellow card.

Day 12 - Munich

The day started off with a "dream day" game on the coach whilst it travelled to the day's new city - Munich. The first activity of the day was "urban surfing", also known as paddle boarding on the river, which some of the tourists decided against taking part in due to not being able to swim, or in the case of Katie, not wanting to "smell of river water". She relented though when the instructor announced that they had showers available. The afternoon activity was another favourite of the tourists - a trip round a brewery (with free samples)! After a lengthy talk by the guide, the tourists were pleased to taste the free samples. The tour was then concluded by a German band, which the tourists enjoyed more due to the effects of the beer! At the vote, Chris delivered their vote alone, due to Linda being worse-for-wear. The vote got heated, mainly between Araf and Alison, but when the dust settled, Jamie & Mark receiving one vote, and Bonnie & Sam receiving another two, but it was Araf & Uzi who were sent home with four votes.

Day 13 - The Zugspitze and Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The tourists were informed by Brendan that the first activity of the day that they would be undertaking would be Tobogganing at the summit of The Zugspitze close to the southern German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and in the shadow of Mount Wank which the tourists found particularly funny until informed by Brendan that the "W" is actually pronounced as a "V" in the German language. The tourists travelled up the mountain on cable cars enjoyed greatly by Lynne but not particularly by other members of the group such as Bonnie and Nathan. Once at the top, the group enjoyed tobogganing on the slopes and were then informed that they would be racing against each other and that the winner would receive a special prize later on in the day. The race was won by Katie, much to her delight and the group then headed back down the mountain for lunch in the town. After lunch, the group spent the afternoon in a Bavarian clothes shop selling traditional Lederhosen and dresses which were tried on by members of the group (and Brendan). Katie tried on a dress and was then told by Brendan that it was her prize for winning the tobogganing race on the top of the mountain earlier in the day, wearing it for the vote afterwards. At the vote, Jamie & Mark were targeted for alleged tactical voting, picking up two votes. Linda & Chris were voted for by Nathan & Katie due to it being a "safe vote", but all three coach originals voted for Lynne & Steve, sending them home.

Day 14 - Salzburg

The coach made its way to the Austrian city of Salzburg where their first activity of the day was a Mozart singing lesson where the tourists were also given wigs to wear by the class instructor in order to look more like Mozart. After lunch, the group went on a tour of the city being led by the local guide Martina and shown places of interest in the city including Mozart's birthplace. The group were amused by Martina's passion and her accent, pronouncing violin with a "w" instead of a "v" and wasted no time in impersonating her. She also wore a dress which Nathan commented made her look like "Red Riding Hood" which somewhat tickled Katie. The group then took part in a break dancing lesson in the streets of the city and divided into two teams being judged by Brendan and Linda & Chris who wanted to sit out due to a lack of dancing ability. Again, as with the Handball game, Jamie's team won and the group then separated into their couples for the day's vote.

Day 15 - Wels

Newcomers Annette and Martin, married antique dealers from Cornwall joined the coach as it made the short journey to the northern Austrian city of Wels where the group went to a kitchen to cook the two archetypal Austrian dishes Schnitzel and Apfelstrudel. Once there, the tourists divided into two groups of six with three couples cooking the former and the other three the latter. The finished dishes were then tasted by the head chef with newcomers Annette and Martin cooking the best Schnitzel despite Martin admitting he couldn't actually cook and Daniel and Helen cooking the best Strudel. Later on, the group went to a horse racing track on the outskirts of the town with Bonnie and Sam declining to ride the horses in the belief that it was cruel. Whilst other members of the group went around the track, one of yesterday's new arrivals Helen was having a discussion with Bonnie and Sam about sexuality and told the couple that she found it hard to understand that people like them could possibly be attracted to both sexes, something with which the couple took great offence.

Day 16 - Vienna

The coach travelled east to the Austrian capital Vienna where they were introduced to new couple Tina and Monica and then took part in a gold leaf gilding lesson where the group applied gold leaf to the frames of mirrors. Later on, the group went to a fun fair.

Day 17 - Gyor

The coach travelled across the border into northwest Hungary to the city of Gyor where the group took part in a karate lesson and tried bashing breeze blocks with their hands. After lunch, the tourists went wakeboarding on a neraby lake where every one of them failed to make the difficult transition from the jetty to the water and in most cases falling straight into the lake. Martin, having boasted to fellow tourists that he had wakeboarded before with his children and knew how to do it tried several times in vain to his humiliation and the delight of many of the other tourists.

Day 18 - Budapest

In the Hungarian capital, the group were taken to an underground museum converted from a former Soviet Cold War nuclear bunker. In the museum, the tourists were treated to a nuclear drill, being ordered to put gas masks on by the uniformed guides and told to follow them quickly to the heart of the bunker. Once there, the group were allowed to remove their gas masks and one of the guides then faked a fainting and someone was told to volunteer to perform resuscitation on the guide-a task with which Mark duly accepted with gusto. After lunch, the group went to one of Hungary's and Budapest's many spas but were surprised to discover upon arrival that all the changing rooms were locked. As usual, Brendan came to the rescue and requested assistance from two women working there (who were not best pleased) to unlock them. Once changed, the group made use of the spa's facilities although for some, (namely Katie) the experience failed to fulfil expectations and Brendan received a massage from a highly complimentary Hungarian masseuse to Brendan's utter hilarity. Once changed again, the group then separated into their couples for the evening's vote.

Day 19 - Nitra, Slovakia

The coach crossed the border into Slovakia and headed to the western city of Nitra where on the way, two new tourists, Danielle and Lauren boarded the coach. The group then went on a medieval-style tour following guides dressed up in period costumes on a dirt track. On the way, actors with swords, shields and wooden sticks "ambushed" the group and the guides play fought them until they ran away. Bonnie then went into a small cave to retrieve a sword and the group were then allowed to fight each other with sticks although Nathan and Alison somehow managed to turn it into a dance instead. After lunch, the group went into a hall and were presented to a group of Slovakian folk dancers dressed in traditional costume and were treated to some dancing. The tourists were then told by Brendan to pair up with someone outside their couple and make up a dance routine. Brendan then informed the group that they would then be performing out in the main square of the city to "entertain" the Slovakian public and the deputy mayor of the city which they duly did, much to the bafflement of the locals and once finished, the group then separated into their couples for the evening’s vote.

Day 20 - Bratislava

The coach continued into Slovakia, and to its capital, Bratislava. On the topic of Brendan's initial assertion that Bratislava is a popular stag party destination, the tourists took part in a popular attraction with stags - white-water rafting in two teams. After lunch, the tourists, as well as Brendan and Paul the driver enjoyed a go at summer bobsleighing. At the vote, the tourists were split as to who they wished to give the yellow card, with Danielle & Lauren and Annette & Martin finishing with two votes each. After deliberation, the remaining tourists decided to give the yellow card to Danielle & Lauren and keep all the tourists on the coach for another day.

Day 21 - Brno, Czech Republic

On Day 21, the group were introduced to a new couple, friends and salsa dancers Wayne and Nigel who told the group upon arrival that they were former members of a boyband called Seventh Heaven who were big in the 1980s, claiming that one of their hits called "Salad for my Baby" went all the way to number 16 in the UK singles charts. Nonetheless, they told the group they had lied in order to break the ice and it was clear that the group were unsure about the couple's honesty when none of them had heard of any of their songs. Meanwhile, the coach crossed the border into the Czech Republic and travelled to the country's second city of Brno which has 11 universities and 80,000 students that enjoy spring stilting and this turned out to be the first activity for the group of the day. After lunch, the group went underground to see the Moravian Cast cave network under the city and sang a rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. They then salsa danced with the help of Wayne and Nigel who until that point, were under suspicion from the other tourists that they weren't actually salsa dancers as a result of their earlier lies. The vote took place on the coach as it had a long way to travel to the hotel at which they would be staying overnight at which Mark's scheming eventually caught up with him causing three couples to vote for him and Jamie and ensuring that after exactly three weeks on the coach, the penultimate original couple was sent home leaving just Alison and Ashley as the only original couple left on the coach.

Day 22 - Stramberk and Ostrava

The coach drove to the Czech town of Stramberk where the tourists abseiled down the town's castle. The coach then drove to Ostrava where the group took part in the little-known sport of grass skiing, with varying degrees of success. At the day's vote, the tourists ended up tied between Wayne & Nigel and Alison & Ashley, with each couple receiving three votes. In the tiebreaker, it was unanimously decided that Wayne & Nigel should receive the yellow card, due to wanting to keep the group together.

Day 23 - Bielsko-Biala

Another day dawned on the coach, and after receiving the yellow card the night before, Wayne & Nigel realised that they had some serious work to do to stay on the coach. They sat down each couple except Alison & Ashley to attempt to build bridges with them and stay on the coach for another day. The coach crossed into Poland, but the promised "brewery tour" was actually, in reality, an intensive tour on how beer was brewed with time travel elements. The tourists perked up at the promise of free beer, but this proved to be more of a taste than a full pint. Brendan cheered up the tourists by allowing them to go to a local beer festival, but called time five minutes early due to the tourists becoming rowdy. The afternoon's activity was a lesson in traditional Polish dancing accompanied by two new additions, colleagues Tom & Anita. At the vote, Wayne & Nigel's bridge-building proved fruitless, as they received all but their own and Tom & Anita's votes and were sent home with five votes.

Day 24 - Krakow

In Krakow, the group, led by a grumpy tour guide called Mark, went down the city’s salt mines and took great delight in licking the walls. The tour ended in the underground cathedral carved out of the salt and which many of the group were astounded by apart from Martin who was suffering from a bout of claustrophobia and as a result took the lift to the surface early with tour guide Mark. After lunch, the group went on a bike ride of the old city where Tom and Martin somehow managed to get separated from the rest of the group. The tour ended in the former Jewish ghetto where all the tourists managed to eventually make it in one piece. At the vote, Annette and Martin and the newest couple, Tom and Anita were tied on two votes each and, given the opportunity to spread the yellow cards about by awarding one to Tom and Anita and keeping the group together for a least another day, the rest of the group instead decided to award Annette and Martin their second yellow card and sent them home after nine days on the coach.

Day 25 - Katowice

Day The coach travelled to the city of Katowice and took part in Polish cookery lesson with each couple cooking a different Polish dish. Once all the dishes had been cook and prepared, the group were introduced to a new couple, mother, son (and best friends) Fiona and Oliver who helped Brendan judge the dishes and they decided that Nathan and Katie's dish was the best. Afterwards, the group took part in an outdoor Polish language lesson where the two teachers taught them how to say certain phrases like "Would you like to go for a cup of coffee?" and "Would you like to dance?" in Polish. Brendan then divided the six couples into two groups of three and set them the challenge of asking random passers-by the questions with hilarious results. At the vote, Danielle and Lauren's comments towards Anita upset her greatly and she ran off causing the vote to be suspended as Tom and Brendan went to look for her. Brendan then decided to continue the vote without Anita as production staff took over the search for her and she and Tom received their first yellow card with four votes from their fellow tourists. Anita then eventually turned up after the conclusion of the vote. Alison added in her interview "Oh well at least she`ll be able to ask for a coffee and a dance", adding a little light-heartedness into what seemed to be a traumatic vote.

Day 26 - Wroclaw

Day 27 - Poland/Germany

Day 28 - Germany

Day 29 - Berlin


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